The Joint Commission (TJC) is the preeminent healthcare accreditation organization, accrediting and certifying more than 23,000 healthcare organizations and programs across the U.S. TJC’s Healthcare Staffing Services Certification (HSSC) is awarded to an elite few staffing services who demonstrate continuous commitment and compliance to TJC’s rigorous standards. By working with a TJC-certified staffing firm, organizations can maintain quality, partner accountability, and trust.
When you work with a staffing partner, it’s important that their standards live up to your own. TJC-certified staffing firms are committed to providing only the highest quality healthcare talent for your teams. Each prospective talent is screened thoroughly and goes through a series of background, drug testing, health, and competency assessments to ensure that the talent your organization receives is exactly who they say they are. Past experience and reference checks are taken seriously, and policies are put in place to continually improve our processes to find the best talent in the industry. In addition, TJC-certified staffing firms understand that the talent they provide will directly impact patient care. Since providing the highest quality of patient care is your top priority, it should be a top priority for your staffing partner as well.
TJC-certified staffing partners are accountable. Being Joint Commission certified is an ongoing commitment. Firms are audited on a regular basis to ensure quality standards are consistently met. TJC-certified staffing firms are also required to give monthly reports on talent who provide any kind of direct patient care. These reports touch on a variety of subjects such as why a talent may be asked to leave an assignment and if compliance standards have been met. This audit process provides ongoing visibility into how the staffing firm operates and holds firms accountable to providing only the most qualified healthcare talent for your organization.
When you work with a TJC-certified staffing firm, you can trust not only the quality of the talent you receive, but also that the firm has your best interest at heart. When your staffing partner is TJC certified, they’re committed to more than just quality healthcare talent. Quality and value is instilled into the organization itself. This means every aspect of the organization is committed to TJC’s rigorous standards. From human resources departments, technology, legal, and everything in between, you can trust that each area of the business is committed to doing the right thing, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Quality is everyone’s responsibility, and you can trust that TJC-certified staffing partners will strive for excellence in all that they do.
Takeaway: There are over 12,000 staffing and recruitment agencies in the U.S. When it comes to choosing a staffing partner, organizations have a lot of options, but only 325-350 firms bear TJC’s certification. Working with a TJC-certified staffing firm ensures quality, accountability and trust. If providing quality healthcare services is your top priority, working with a TJC-certified staffing partner must be as well.
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